Current Campaigns in Energy Policy

NIX THE FIX! Say NO to higher monthly fixed charges!

There’s a disturbing trend developing in Indiana. As a result of slow electric load growth due to many factors (including economic downturns, increased energy efficiency, and decreased costs of... Read More »

I&M wants $18 per month, before you use ANY electricity

Tell I&M NO WAY to a higher fixed charge and NO WAY to an I&M Bail-Out! I&M wants to raise your base electric rate by 25.3% and your monthly fixed customer charge by a whopping 147%! This... Read More »

Say NO to Vectren smart meters and more fixed charges!

Say NO to Vectren smart meters and more fixed charges!   Tell the IURC to reject the settlement. No Vectren rate hike! Vectren has recently reached a settlement with the Office of Indiana Utility... Read More »

Webinar: Indiana Solar Energy Policy

  After Election Day in November, Indiana will send a new legislature to Indianapolis in January. Since the last Indiana General Assembly tried to dismantle Hoosiers’ access to rooftop solar, we... Read More »

The Game is Rigged: We Need a Customer Bill of Rights!

Contact your State Senator and Representative: Tell them to Support a “Customer Bill of Rights” Indiana large gas and electric utilities have been granted state franchised monopolies that protect... Read More »

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November 19, 2012

Increased scrutiny on Leucadia's proposed coal gasification plant in Rockport, IN has resulted in an interesting decision by an Indiana court, and hopefully a second look by state legislators. 

"After a recent ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals blocking a synthetic natural gas contract on a technicality, consumer groups are calling on the legislature to repeal the deal entirely. 

July 26, 2012

Energy efficiency is simply using off the shelf technology to use energy more efficiently.  This includes upgrading to more efficient furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, and other appliances.  It also includes insulating homes better, installing more efficient windows, and simple things like using compact fluorescent light bulbs and weatherstripping around doors and windows.

July 3, 2012

This is a great video statement that CAC's Executive Director, Kerwin Olson, made regarding a situation dealing with Vectren in Southern Indiana. Even though that situation is resolved, it's still a great statement on how the utilities operate in Indiana, so we left it up for your viewing!

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June 25, 2012

Legislators are ignoring policies that can benefit taxpayers, ratepayers, and the economy as a whole.  Instead, they work to protect the monopoly utilities at taxpayer and ratepayer expense.  We need policies and programs that accelerate the market preference for efficiency and renewables.  This represents the least-cost approach for taxpayers and ratepayers.  It also creates the most jobs and addresses protecting our environment in a cost-effective, responsible manner.  

June 20, 2012

A company in a competitive market has to compete for your business and therefore must carefully manage its costs in order to stay competitive. However, a regulated monopoly utility has no competition, and regulation of rates and services is necessary. Under regulation, a regulated monopoly utility is entitled to recover its prudently incurred costs plus a return on the capital invested by its shareholders.

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It is CAC’s firm belief that energy must be safely and reliably delivered to Hoosiers at the least-cost possible. Consumer-oriented energy policies that create investment in renewables and energy efficiency make sense as the costs of coal and nuclear energy become more expensive.

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